Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admitted he is targeting a place at Euro 2016 after making his long-awaited first-team return against Sunderland. The 24-year-old midfielder was a second-half substitute during the Gunners' goalless draw at the Stadium of Light.
After the match, Wilshere – whose last Arsenal appearance was in the 2015 FA Cup final – confessed he was delighted to be back on the field playing competitive football. "It was a great feeling. This is what I have worked all year for. It is massive for me," he told the BBC.
Wilshere has between now and the end of the season to prove he is fit enough to play for England at this summer's Euro's and the highly-rated midfielder admitted he is desperate to be selected by manager Roy Hodgson.
"Of course, I want to go and be involved. I feel I am ready to push for that place," the Arsenal star shared. "Now I am on the pitch with the first team, we have three more games left so hopefully I can get more minutes."
Meanwhile, Wilshere also claimed Arsenal should have won their game against Sunderland, despite the Gunners appearing to fade after the half-time break. "When we watch the video back we will think we should have won. We were the better team and played some great stuff leading up to the final third but I think we should be more clinical," Wilshere said of Arsenal's performance.